Right With the World by Michael Channing

Right with the World

by Michael Channing

unfamiliar with the usual posturing
i prayed from my chair over coffee
to the squinting moon that followed me home
and the trees gathered at the window
to the shadows waiting in the corner
to the wings stumbling against the lampshade
i have something to ask of your maker

keep her safe
i said

then i washed my empty cup
undressed and curled into bed
and listened for the wind to reply

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Chokes and Warbles
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Chokes and Warbles, a collection of essays and poems by Michael Channing